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2021: The Year of Nourishment

by | Jan 1, 2021 | The Year of Nourishment, Word Of The Year

For the past few years I’ve picked a word for the year. It’s a way of laying out a focus for the entire year — something I can reflect on each day as I do life.

I always pray about it and God always brings the word to my mind. This week He brought me my word: Nourishment.

This year I want all that I do to bring nourishment in some way.

  • I want to nourish to my spirit by getting back into God’s word every single day.
  • I want to nourish to my mind by reading more books and listening to encouraging podcasts and training.
  • I want to nourish my relationship with my husband by being more intentional with our time together.
  • I went to nourish the survivor community by showing up here every day to serve you all with helpful and inspiring content.
  • I want to nourish my body with good food and the supplements I need to mitigate the symptoms of my chronic illness.

As I go about each day in 2021 I will ask myself, “Is this activity bringing nourishment to me in one of these ways?” If not, it doesn’t have a purpose in my life.

Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited about a word of the year!

What’s your word for the year?



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About the Author

Emily Elizabeth Anderson is a Christian blogger and rising activist for people who have experienced abuse within a Christian environment.

After growing up in a fundamentalist cult for 23 years and experiencing childhood domestic violence, Emily began her journey to recovery in 2015 and eventually found Jesus to be her ultimate healer. She soon turned her passion for writing into a blog and her story has since been featured on several media outlets including NPR.

She married her best friend, Joshua, in 2020 and together they are passionate about educating on the realities of trauma survival and recovery, as well as supporting survivors they meet through their online community.

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